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The Office of Career Services (OCS) is a team of advisors and recruitment professionals who work with current students, alumni and employers with a focus on private sector careers and judicial clerkships. We work closely with our sister office, the Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA), who advise on public sector career pursuits.

Notice: You’re now on the newly designed HLS website. The links on this page will take you to our old site, as we are still working on moving Office of Career Services pages to the new site. The information on the old website is still up-to-date and accurate.

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OCS Services and Contact Info

Advising Appointments

J.D. Drop-in Hours

Contact Information and Directions

OCS Staff Directory

OCS Site Map

Career Exploration

Practice Area Podcast Series

Recruiting and Interview Program Policies for Students

Application Materials

Private Sector Resumes

Early Interview Program (EIP)

Researching Employers

Legal Market Intelligence

Interviews and Networking

Preparing for the Interview

Questions to Ask Employers

Callback Interviews

Follow Up and Thank You Emails

Offers

Holding and Responding to Offers

Evaluating Offers

Evaluating Firms for Your Own Success

Second Look Visits

LL.M. Homepage

LL.M. Job Fair

LL.M. Private Sector Career Timeline

Job Search Materials for LL.M. Students

Clerkship Application Process

Timeline for Clerkship Applications

Career Services for Alumni

Advising Appointments for Alumni

Job Search Resources

Employer Recruiting Policies and Guidelines

Posting a Job

On-Campus Interview Program Comparison

Early Interview Program for Employers

Upcoming Events

  • OCS 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

    October 14, 2022
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    In a small group setting, 1Ls will work with OCS’s Peer Advisers on how to draft a professional, impressive resume and a persuasive cover letter for the private sector. Students can either bring their application materials to the workshop or take notes for later. See full list of available
  • LL.M. Series: Interviewing

    October 18, 2022
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    An interview is your chance to showcase your qualifications, enthusiasm and preparation for a law firm position. Attend this session to learn how to prepare for and succeed in your US-style interviews. Lunch will be served. This program will be recorded and posted to the OCS website for those unable to
  • Masterclass: The Unspoken Rules

    October 19, 2022
    5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    As you enter the legal profession, those you interact with will have certain expectations of you. Yet these expectations are often unspoken, and therefore unknown, and sometimes learned the hard way. At Masterclass, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right, Gorick…
  • APALSA’s Resume and Cover Letter workshop

    October 20, 2022
    12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

    Before you begin your job search, you’ll need a resume. Join OCS Adviser Yih-hsien Shen as she walks you step-by-step through the components of a legal resume, with tips on formatting and content. She will also cover the basics of how to write a law firm cover letter. Co-sponsored by…
  • OCS 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

    October 24, 2022
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    In a small group setting, 1Ls will work with OCS’s Peer Advisers on how to draft a professional, impressive resume and a persuasive cover letter for the private sector. Students can either bring their application materials to the workshop or take notes for later. See full list of available
  • OCS 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

    November 1, 2022
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    In a small group setting, 1Ls will work with OCS’s Peer Advisers on how to draft a professional, impressive resume and a persuasive cover letter for the private sector. Students can either bring their application materials to the workshop or take notes for later. See full list of available
  • Demystifying BigLaw Recruiting

    November 2, 2022
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    Interested in working at a law firm during one of your summers? Join OCS advisers for a discussion of law firm recruitment from start to finish, including what 1L law firm hiring looks like, the timeline for 2L summer hiring, how law firm events during 1L year fit in to the picture. Lunch will be served.
  • OCS 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

    November 4, 2022
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    In a small group setting, 1Ls will work with OCS’s Peer Advisers on how to draft a professional, impressive resume and a persuasive cover letter for the private sector. Students can either bring their application materials to the workshop or take notes for later. See full list of available
  • OCS 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

    November 14, 2022
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

    In a small group setting, 1Ls will work with OCS’s Peer Advisers on how to draft a professional, impressive resume and a persuasive cover letter for the private sector. Students can either bring their application materials to the workshop or take notes for later. See full list of available